Norway Yacht Charter A/S
The company is the largest operator and owner of fjord cruises, sightseeing boats and ferries on the Oslo fjord. The fleet consists mainly of old sailboats measuring between 20 and 35 metres, exclusive entertainment ships and sightseeing boats. The charter boats are used by companies for entertainment and corporate meetings, by Norwegian and foreign travel agencies, and for social gatherings in connection with conventions and conferences in Oslo. Full entertainment for groups of between 8 and 200 guests is provided on all vessels. Through shared services we accommodate up to 600 guests. In addition, the company operates a sightseeing business for tourists with 3 boats and a ferry route with 2 boats.
Båtservice Sightseeing A/S
Båtservice Sightseeing AS was started in 1946, and quickly launched regular sightseeing tours for tourists. In 1950, the company took over the ferry to Bygdøy, and during the 1950s today's 4 cream-coloured boats were specially designed/purpose-built and put into operation from Rådhusbryggene.
A visible Oslo institution
We have between 60 and 85 employees at Rådhusbryggene every day. The 4 cream-coloured Båtservice boats have been an important part of the harbour scene in Oslo since the 50s. Since the sailboat fleet started docking in front of the City Hall in the 80s and 90s, many tourists have wondered whether there is "some kind of boat festival going on"?
We have employees at Rådhusbryggene from 05.30 in the morning until 23.00 every day during the summer months. Our ticket booth at Rådhusbrygge 3 is open from 08.30 to 19.00 and represents a professional multilingual public service at Rådhusplassen. The presence has saved 3 people from drowning from Rådhusbrygge 3 in the last 10 years.
Recruitment and training of 30 young people each year
We employ about 30 new young people on our boats each year. These receive basic maritime training and experience, including official security training costing approximately NOK 500,000 annually.We are the largest operator in the country for this. Many of the officers and crew on both Christian Radich and the Nesodden ferries have started their careers at the Norway Yacht Charter. The same applies to Oslo Sjøskole and Color Line.
We also have an E-book where you can read more about the background, the boats and the history behind our businesses. Download it here (Norwegian)